Rowling wins fair use suit

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J.K. Rowling has won a lawsuit against the Harry Potter Lexicon website, which was planning to publish a print version. “I took no pleasure at all in bringing legal action and am delighted that this issue has been resolved favourably,” said Rowling in a statement. “I went to court to uphold the right of authors […]

ALL-STAR BATMAN #10 recall

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Well, it looks like the slow news day may be ending, as DC is requesting that this week’s shipment of ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN THE BOY WONDER #10 not be put on shelves. This morning, a Diamond advisory went out: ***** SHIPPING ADVISORY: DC COMICS’ ALL STAR BATMAN & ROBIN THE BOY WONDER #10 […]

Marvel month-to-month sales: July 2008

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By Paul O’Brien UNCANNY X-MEN celebrates five hundred issues, while SECRET INVASION enters a fourth month, with a range of crossover titles in tow. Marvel tend to save their major launches until after the crossovers have finished, but there’s a handful of new minis, as well as the debut of Warren Ellis and Simone Bianchi […]

One more Spidey video

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Should his enemies ever see this, it could be curtains for the webslinger! Thanks to GR for the link.

Studio coffee run: Spidey updates, Fox woes, etc.

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On Friday, Nikki Finke broke it wide that Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire are signed for SPIDER-MAN 4 and 5: There’s no deal yet for Kirsten Dunst but Mary Jane Watson will be in the movie again. I’m told Sony “would never recast her” despite her rehab problems. But expect another gal part, too. Gone […]

Comics-loving celeb corner

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§ It seems that the Way family boasts not one but TWO comics writers: My Chemical Romance’s Mikey Way is writing a story for DC. § Should Chuck Pahlaniuk write comics? § Art Brut’s lead singer Eddie Argos takes on the ultimate expression of pop culture: comics blogger.

Giant kibbles, huge chunks

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News from all over the place today: § We may only have a month to live — but at least there’s a comic book about it. § Heavenly: Hervé St-Louis looks at Milton Caniff’s influence on Alex Toth and Hugo Pratt. (Above, cover by Pratt.) Older than both Italian-born Hugo Pratt and his American counterpart, […]